Touring with Back-Roads Touring

With more than 30 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK, Europe and Asia, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original Small Group Touring company.

With each tour capped at 18 passengers (14 for Asia tours), Back-Roads curates authentic, off-the-beaten-track travel experiences.

Catering for the mature traveller, Back-Roads has built up a brand rooted in expert local knowledge, sustainable tourism, culinary excellence and premium boutique accommodation.

Their award-winning tour leaders are committed to delivering the ‘Back-Roads difference’ whether that be dining with the group, offering the flexibility to change the itinerary, giving personal recommendations for lunch or bringing each destination to life with their insight and knowledge. Their Tour leaders are dedicated to delivering a truly authentic, personalised experience. The Back-Roads Difference inludes:

  • Small Groups of up to 18 passengers (14 for Asia)
  • Scenic Back Roads, avoiding Motorways
  • Premium Mini-Coach transportation
  • Handpicked Boutique Accommodation
  • Leisurely Paced Itineraries
  • Culinary Discoveries
  • Authentic Local Experiences

Back-Roads Touring was named Best Small Coach Holidays Company for 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the British Travel Awards and have been nominated for two awards in 2018.

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5 Nights

ANZACS On The Western Front 2022

From the trenches of Ypres to monuments marking The Somme, our ANZAC tour maps Australian and New Zealand troops' movements in WWI - delving into the stories of the soldiers' involvement in the battles of the Western Front. With poignant visits to cemeteries and national memorials on the agenda, this history-themed journey is perfect for those wishing to learn more about their countrymen who fought and died in The Great War.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £26pp
Starts:Lille
Ends:Lille
Group Size:6- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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8 Nights

A Journey Through Germany 2022

Fall in love with this captivating country as we follow the Romantic Road through medieval towns, fairytale-like forests and the snow-capped Bavarian Alps. With our expert Tour Leader at the helm, we'll unravel local stories, seek out delicious flavours and learn the fascinating history behind each unique stop. Join us as we take the scenic back roads on this journey through the heart of Germany.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £57pp
Starts:Munich
Ends:Munich
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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7 Nights

Provence and the French Riviera 2022

Glamour, picturesque villages and stunning mountain scenery: this tour through the French Riviera and Provence is sure to impress with its diversity and dramatic beauty! Join us as we experience the luxury of the French Riviera, marvel at the architecture of Avignon and venture into the mighty Gorges du Verdon - soaking up some fascinating history along the way.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £50pp
Starts:Nice
Ends:Nice
Group Size:6- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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5 Nights

ANZACS On The Western Front 2021

From the trenches of Ypres to monuments marking The Somme, our ANZAC tour maps Australian and New Zealand troops’ movements in WWI – delving into the stories of the soldiers’ involvement in the battles of the Western Front. With poignant visits to cemeteries and national memorials on the agenda, this history-themed journey is perfect for those wishing to learn more about their countrymen who fought and died in The Great War.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £26pp
Starts:Lille
Ends:Lille
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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12 Nights

Italian Indulgence 2021

An intoxicating mix of ancient cities and imagination-firing landscapes, Italy is a land where unforgettable experiences lie around every corner. Savour every moment of this Back-Roads adventure as you journey from enchanting Tuscan villages to tranquil lake-side retreats – sampling an abundance of tantalising flavours and local wines along the way.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £71pp
Starts:Rome
Ends:Venice
Group Size:18- 10
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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7 Nights

Corners of Cornwall 2021

From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is filled with evocative sights and fascinating stories. Join us as we seek out the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of this unique corner of South West England on a scenic eight-day tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £43pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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12 Nights

The Emerald Isle 2021

From north to south, this is one Irish journey that delves into the Emerald Isle's fascinating history, rich traditions and cultural heritage like no other. Starting with the legendary Giant's Causeway, our road will lead us to Ireland's rugged peninsulas, quaint villages and ancient landmarks - all while drawing on local knowledge to transport you to the heart of this captivating country.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £61pp
Starts:Dublin
Ends:Dublin
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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10 Nights

Highlights of Britain 2022

Join us for a classic Back-Roads journey that delves deep into Britain's fascinating history and culture. In England we'll trace the footsteps of famous writers and poets, uncovering the scenic countryside that inspired their greatest works. While in North Wales and Scotland, our journey will take in evocative scenery and dramatic castles - immersing ourselves in age-old traditions as we go. Experience it all on this unforgettable 11-day journey.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £51pp
Starts:London
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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11 Nights

London to Paris via the Channel Islands 2022

Venture from Great British culture to Gallic charm on this trip from London to Paris, immersing yourself in the Channel Islands' natural beauty and fascinating history along the way. Hear about Guernsey's wartime occupation, uncover Western Europe's best-preserved Neolithic sites in Jersey, enter a bygone world on Sark and admire Saint-Malo's exquisite coastal landscapes.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £73pp
Starts:London
Ends:Paris
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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6 Nights

ANZACs on the Western Front – Special ANZAC Ceremony (reverse) 2022

From the trenches of Ypres to monuments marking The Somme, our ANZAC tour maps Australian and New Zealand troops’ movements in WWI – delving into the stories of the soldiers’ involvement in the battles of the Western Front. With poignant visits to cemeteries and national memorials on the agenda, as well as a special ANZAC Day service at Villers-Bretonneux – join us in remembering those who fought during the Great War on an unforgettable history-themed journey.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £32pp
Starts:Lille
Ends:Lille
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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7 Nights

The Wonders of Wales 2022

On this captivating journey through deep green valleys, past snow-dusted mountains and along an unforgettable coastline, we’ll go high and low in search of Wales’ most iconic sights. Join us as we walk the ancient lands of Celts and Romans, immersing ourselves in age-old local traditions as we go.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £44pp
Starts:Cardiff
Ends:Cardiff
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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10 Nights

Highlights of Britain Reverse 2022

Join us for a classic Back-Roads journey that delves deep into Britain's fascinating history and culture. In England we'll trace the footsteps of famous writers and poets, uncovering the scenic countryside that inspired their greatest works. While in North Wales and Scotland, our journey will take in evocative scenery and dramatic castles - immersing ourselves in age-old traditions as we go. Experience it all on this unforgettable 11-day journey.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £51pp
Starts:Europe
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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7 Nights

Corners of Cornwall 2022

From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is filled with evocative sights and fascinating stories. Join us as we seek out the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of this unique corner of South West England on a scenic eight-day tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £43pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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9 Nights

Discover Portugal 2021

From charming medieval villages to the cobbled streets of Porto, the empires of the past have left their mark on this captivating Iberian nation. Uncover the real Portugal as we journey from Gothic cities to cinematic rural scenery - taking in world-famous pilgrimage sites, sumptuous local cuisine and ancient customs as we go.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £54pp
Starts:Lisbon
Ends:Porto
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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12 Nights

The Emerald Isle 2022

From north to south, this is one Irish journey that delves into the Emerald Isle's fascinating history, rich traditions and cultural heritage like no other. Starting with the legendary Giant's Causeway, our road will lead us to Ireland's rugged peninsulas, quaint villages and ancient landmarks - all while drawing on local knowledge to transport you to the heart of this captivating country.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £61pp
Starts:Dublin
Ends:Dublin
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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7 Nights

Chelsea Flower Show 2022

From unique English manor houses, an elegant French château and grand gardens steeped in history and tradition - we'll stop and smell the roses on this leisurely tour of South East England's regal towns and show-stealing stately homes. And the jewel in the crown? A trip to the green-fingered event of the year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show.  

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £50pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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5 Nights

WWI Battlefields 2022

This fascinating and moving tour focuses on the major areas of British and Commonwealth involvement across the Western Front - from The Somme to Flanders. Providing guests with a level of flexibility to visit memorials to his (or her) country's fallen, and the expert knowledge of our Tour Leaders - this tour promises to be as unforgettable as it is enlightening.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £21pp
Starts:Lille
Ends:Lille
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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7 Nights

English Country Gardens 2022

Aromatic gardens, esteemed stately homes and charming countryside vistas - this leisurely tour of South East England's greatest gardens is certainly one for the photo books. From the romance of Sissinghurst Castle to the opulence of Hampton Court Palace, the historic city of Windsor and the iconic engineering of London's Kew Gardens - we'll take the back roads to uncover the best of this green and pleasant corner of England.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £44pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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12 Nights

Italian Indulgence 2022

An intoxicating mix of ancient cities and imagination-firing landscapes, Italy is a land where unforgettable experiences lie around every corner. Savour every moment of this Back-Roads adventure as you journey from enchanting Tuscan villages to tranquil lake-side retreats - sampling an abundance of tantalising flavours and local wines along the way.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £67pp
Starts:Rome
Ends:Venice
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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6 Nights

Treasures of Scotland 2022

Enchanting lochs, haunting glens and soaring mountains: Scotland is home to many diverse treasures. On this tour of the historic Borders and scenic Central Belt, we'll discover some of the country's most spectacular views, fascinating stories and long-standing traditions - all of which are to be found in lesser-visited locations off the beaten track. Ready to discover another side to Scotland? This is the trip for you.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £35pp
Starts:Edinburgh, UK
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:6- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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